Friday, October 17, 2014

Prison Should Not Be For Profit: Please Sign Petition

End the practice of "taxing" the poor and minority families of prisoners. 
Terminate private for-profit prisons. When the state deprives someone of their liberty it is the state's responsibility to care for them, not to put inmates into a for-profit system. 
Terminate any system to collect fees from depositing funds from families to prisoner's accounts. 100% of the money sent by a family must be deposited for their loved ones. Those families did not intend to grant any gift to the corrections department. It is nothing less than extortion to force a poor family to pay a fee to send money to a loved one in prison or jail. 
End profits on prison telephone calls to home. Communication with family is a necessary component of rehabilitation that should be the primary goal of the justice system, and not a profit center that limits rehabilitation based on a free world families financial position. 

Prohibit any jurisdiction in the State of Florida from charging a prisoner for room and board. You lock someone up, taking care of them is a public responsibility. 

Establish commissary prices not to exceed a 1.5% profit over actual wholesale cost of goods sold to prisoners. 

Florida CURE

That's why I signed a petition to The Florida State House, The Florida
State Senate, and Governor Rick Scott.

Will you sign this petition? Click here:

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